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Green energy means points for St-Etienne

Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.36CET
FC København 1-3 AS Saint-Etienne
Goals from Bafétimbi Gomis, Loïc Perrin and Dimitri Payet saw the ten-time French champions prevail after a frantic start to the match in Copenhagen.
Green energy means points for St-Etienne
Bafétimbi Gomis in action against København ©AFP

Match statistics

KøbenhavnSt-Etienne

Goals scored1
 
3
Attempts on target4
 
10
Attempts off target3
 
4
Corners6
 
6
Offsides1
 
4
Fouls committed5
 
11
Yellow cards0
3
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 24 October 2008, 0.36CET

Green energy means points for St-Etienne

FC København 1-3 AS Saint-Etienne
Goals from Bafétimbi Gomis, Loïc Perrin and Dimitri Payet saw the ten-time French champions prevail after a frantic start to the match in Copenhagen.

Goals from Bafétimbi Gomis, Loïc Perrin and Dimitri Payet saw ten-time French champions AS Saint-Etienne prevail after a frantic start to the match at FC København.

Busy opening
Morten Nordstrand missed a penalty for the home side just three minutes after French international Gomis had headed St-Etienne into a second-minute lead. Cesar Santin converted from the spot for København after Perrin had doubled the visitors' advantage, but Payet struck with 25 minutes to go to give the beaten 1975/76 European Champion Clubs' Cup finalists a winning start in Group G.

Viviani saves
Gomis spearheaded a three-man St-Etienne attack and made an almost immediate impact as Payet found space on the left before crossing for his team-mate to head into the top-left corner. Sylvain Monsoreau's foul on Santin in the box soon after handed København a chance to level, but goalkeeper Jody Viviani pushed Nordstrand's effort wide.

Second goal
The hosts promptly took control as the pace slowed, but Viviani proved equal to their threats, saving from an Ulrik Laursen header before Perrin finished from 10 metres following a ball from Gomis eight minutes before the break. Paulo Machado's long-range effort then required confident handling from København keeper Jesper Christiansen.

Double substitution
The Danish side made a double substitution in the 57th minute with Ailton Almeida and William Kvist replacing Nordstrand and Hjalte Nørregaard and a couple of minutes later were back in the game. Efstathios Tavlaridis was penalised for another foul on Santin in the box and the Brazilian stepped up to convert the penalty. However, Payet restored the two-goal cushion from six metres out after 65 minutes and though Santin forced another save from Viviani, the visitors held on to take the points.

Last updated: 24/10/08 1.07CET

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Lineups

københavn

København

st-étienne

St-Étienne

1
ChristiansenJesper Christiansen (GK)
1
VivianiJody Viviani (GK)
2
PospěchZdeněk Pospěch
2
VarraultCédric Varrault
5
LaursenUlrik Laursen (C)
4
TavlaridisStathis Tavlaridis
Yellow Card59
25
M. JørgensenMathias Jørgensen
32
MonsoreauSylvain Monsoreau
Yellow Card42
17
WendtOscar Wendt
23
SaugetDavid Sauget
24
SionkoLibor Sionko
25
Paulo MachadoPaulo Machado
16
KristensenThomas Kristensen
Substitution74
24
PerrinLoïc Perrin (C)
Goal37
4
NørregaardHjalte Nørregaard
Substitution57
12
MatuidiBlaise Matuidi
13
HutchinsonAtiba Hutchinson
7
PayetDimitri Payet
Goal65
Substitution84
11
SantinCésar Santin
Goal59
18
GomisBafétimbi Gomis
Goal2
Substitution87
9
NordstrandMorten Nordstrand
Penalty5
Substitution57
11
DernisGeoffrey Dernis
Yellow Card17
Substitution90+2

Substitutes

41
CoeNathan Coe (GK)
16
JanotJérémie Janot (GK)
3
N.JensenNiclas Jensen
5
GraxSébastien Grax
6
WürtzRasmus Würtz
9
GigliottiDavid Gigliotti
7
AíltonAílton
Substitution57
10
MirallasKevin Mirallas
Substitution87
8
KvistWilliam Kvist
Substitution57
17
HautcoeurYohan Hautcoeur
Substitution84
15
AntonssonMikael Antonsson
22
MatsuiDaisuke Matsui
18
JuniorJosé Junior
Substitution74
28
BenalouaneYohan Benalouane
Substitution90+2

Coach

Ståle Solbakken (NOR) Laurent Roussey (FRA)

Referee

Craig Thomson (SCO)

Assistant referees

Tom Murphy (SCO), Keith Sorbie (SCO)

Fourth official

Calum Murray (SCO)

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